Both the Covid-19 vaccine and the flu vaccine are safe to have in pregnancy; both vaccines are free.

The Covid-19 and flu vaccines will protect you and your baby. You’re at higher risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19 if you’re pregnant. There is also evidence that pregnant women have a higher chance of developing complications if they get flu.

You will also be offered a whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine between 16 and 32 weeks of pregnancy. Getting vaccinated while you're pregnant is highly effective in protecting your baby from developing whooping cough in the first few weeks of their life.

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Pregnant women in Kent and Medway are being urged to have their free Covid-19 vaccination to protect them and their baby.

Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women worldwide have been vaccinated, safely and effectively protecting themselves against COVID and dramatically reducing their risk of serious illness or harm to their baby.

It’s really easy for pregnant women who have yet to be vaccinated to grab a jab; they can book online or turn up to a walk-in clinic without an appointment. Details of these clinics are listed on our website.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has updated its guidance about the vaccine and pregnancy. On its website you can find questions and answers and links to more information to help make informed decisions about vaccination in pregnancy.

If you have any concerns or worries about your pregnancy speak to your midwife or maternity unit. More information about when to ask for help can be found on our Do I need urgent help page